Driver, semi-truck located in connection to missing woman’s death in Monroe

Driver, semi-truck located in connection to missing woman’s death in Monroe
Police say a driver and a semi-truck were located days after a missing woman was found dead on the side of the road in Monroe. (Monroe Police Department)

MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police say a driver and a semi-truck were located days after a missing woman was found dead on the side of the road in Monroe.

Police say she was likely struck by the semi-truck.

Daphne Alvarez-Torres, 34, was reported missing on Saturday, June 15, after she was last seen walking out of a Tyson Foods at 3 a.m. Her body was found Monday night on the side of East Roosevelt Boulevard just before Secrest Avenue.

Investigators said on Wednesday they believe Alvarez-Torres was struck early Saturday morning, between 3 and 6 a.m., by a white 2018 or newer model Freightliner Cascadia Truck. The truck should have damage to the right front quarter panel.

Officials released a photo of a similar truck, taken from an angle where the damage would be visible.

After the truck and driver were located, officials said the investigation is continuing and no charges have been filed at this time.

Police believe 34-year-old Daphne Alvarez-Torres was struck by a truck similar to this one between 3 and 6 a.m. on June 15. (Monroe Police Department)
Police believe 34-year-old Daphne Alvarez-Torres was struck by a truck similar to this one between 3 and 6 a.m. on June 15. (Monroe Police Department)

The Monroe Police Department wishes to thank all who have shared information regarding this case.

Anyone with further information about the case is urged to call the Monroe Police Department at 704-282-4700.

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